The Verdict

The Verdict is the final statement of a review, designed to answer the questions:

Should I buy this buy? If so, for whom?

The verdict should be at the very end of your review. Write the word “VERDICT” in all caps, followed by the statement, typically one sentence.


A wonderful choice for baby storytimes.

This clever title with pair nicely with Bella and Stella Come Home by Anika Denise (Philomel, 2010), another story about the comforting friendship of a trusty stuffed animal.

This series may appeal to reluctant readers, particularly fans of Tom Angleberger’s “Origami Yoda” books. 

An additional purchase; good for libraries looking to add titles that emphasize the importance of imagination and free time. 

A solid choice for readers who like fantastic tales with a dose of true scariness. 

This title doesn’t stand alone, but is a must-read for fans of the first book.

The plot-driven story is entertaining, but lacks in real substance.

Only the most avid romance fans will appreciate this. 

A standout science fiction title with an action-packed storyline. 

A sumptuous story, exquisitely told; a must for all YA collections.